Peel, core and thinly slice the apples (should have about 12 cups). In a very large skillet, melt the 14 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in the 12 cup powdered sugar, cinnamon and lemon peel. Add the apple slices and cherries or cranberries, stirring to coat. Cook apple mixture, uncovered, over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or till apples are tender and mixture is very thick, stirring occasionally (apple mixture must be thick or itll make bread soggy). Stir in nuts; set aside.